In each case, you should also consider how this will affect your families. I started dating "A" right after he graduated med school and as he started his residency. Go on your different ways as friends and don't expect your relationship to go anywhere. I do wonder if you ask this blog just to get supporting advice. I gave her a piece of my mind as my home is much happier and healthy now then when I was married to my x. They will teach the girls that sex is bad and wrong, which is something they will have trouble putting behind them when they eventually do get married. It's not that she doesn't believe you right now, but it is a bone she will never drop.
I wouldn't swap roles with my husband any day, he definitly has it the hardest. Yes you are all correct it's lonely and rewarding at the same time But we can continue to make it work. She might want to follow the 'virgin until marriage' part, or she may personally decide to forego following that in secret. Of course I feel slighted at times, but I check myself and remember that my SO is doing his best given all his demands. If she can accept me for who I am and what I believe, knowing that I'll never give her the eternal family she wants, then maybe we'll be ok. Some people really can't wait, others can, and there is nothing wrong with either of those.
Learn more about the LDS Church. I kept thinking things would get better at some point, but they didn't. I had a business, 3 engineering degrees, numerous patents, and was working countless hours a week to try and keep a roof over our heads, make sure she was fed, the house was clean, bills were paid, etc. You should certainly still date even if you are not looking for a marriage partner. Be open and talk about your ideals. There was a decrease in pay but an increase in our quality of life already. The odds are definitely not in OPs favor for something like this working for him. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. Take issues as they arise, rather than throwing away what could be a good experience for you and her based off of what might happen. In other words, eternal marriage really is worth it, I think.
The way he wanted to live his life, the family he wanted to have, the wife he dreamt of- matched the type of person I longed for. Before it started he got me a puppy that I maybe didn't really want to keep me company to help deal with the loneliness, so at least hopefully he understands. Unless you have some super amazing other dating prospect there isn't a huge reason to cut this relationship off now. We long to have a connection that you don't have time for. Think about what you want in a relationship. I tried my best, every bit of me…. Here are my thoughts as someone who grew up with a non-mormon father and as someone who married a non-mormon girl. She may have served a mission as an ultimatum to herself. I'm not trying to be mean, just very clear.